One School, One Book

Feel free to visit our Flip Grid each evening to hear a staff member read a chapter.

Chapter 1



This month our school will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One School, One Book™. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Robert Skene Catling’s The Chocolate Touch – and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.


Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book™program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff will all be following along together.


In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about The Chocolate Touch!


Feel free to visit our Flip Grid each evening to hear a staff member read a chapter.


One School, One Book™ is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.


I know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. I hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about John Midas, and chocolate…and moderation! "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.


Reading, and understanding what you read, is a skill that everyone needs to be successful. The best way to improve understanding is to read a lot.There is nothing like a challenging book to lift you up or take you to another world. Developing a love of reading will be an asset to your child in all areas of school and give him/her a jump start to a lifetime of reading!


Click here for this month's family newsletter from The Leader in Me. It ties in reading as a family and the 7 Habits.

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